Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations and 5 maps.
The Edda by Snorri Sturluson is the main source for the old mythology of Scandinavia. Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) was a member of an influential Icelandic family and author of a history of Norwegian kings, of the Edda, and of many other books. We present the Edda in the excellent Esperanto translation by Baldur Ragnarsson. --- La Edda de Snorri Sturluson estas la chefa fonto por la mitologio de Skandinavio. Ghi estas tradukita al Esperanto de la islanda verkisto Baldur Ragnarsson.
This compelling Icelandic history describes the life of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles across Europe and Russia to his final assault on England in 1066, less than three weeks before the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a battle that led to his death and marked the end of an era in which Europe had been dominated by the threat of Scandinavian forces. Despite England's triumph, it also played a crucial part in fatally weakening the English army immediately prior to the Norman Conquest, changing the course of history. Taken from the Heimskringla - Snorri Sturluson's complete account of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177 - this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent life and savage death of the last great Norse warrior-king.
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